Investigators with the Ag Task Force are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects responsible for a burglary at a Foster Farms facility during which time several hundred chickens were killed.
On September 20, shortly before 8:30am, deputies responded to the facility located at 3691 W Swanson Ave in Caruthers regarding the burglary.
The investigation revealed the suspects pulled back a portion of the fence and entered the chicken shed. Once inside, the suspects used a golf club, and possibly another similar type instrument, to slaughter the birds.
Foster Farms officials advised nine hundred twenty chickens were killed during the incident. They put the loss at approximately five thousand dollars.
Foster Farms is now offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the persons responsible for the crime. Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact Ag Task Force detectives at 600-8150, the Sheriff’s Office at 600-3111, or CrimeStoppers at 498-STOP(7867).